Kate Zachary is a Lactation Consultant and Educator, Doula (both birth and postpartum), and a Midwife's Assistant. Kate received her IBCLC certification through the Lactation Consultant Education program through the University of Southern California San Diego and completed over 300 clinical hours at a combination of Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, as well as private practice consultations. In addition to course and clinical work, she passed a board exam and will recertify every five years. She is a proud member of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) and participates regularly in events through Breastfeed LA. She currently works part time as an IBCLC at Kaiser Sunset. As an educator, she is certified through The International Childbirth Education Association and attended the CAPPA Lactation Educator Training. She offers her clients evidence-based information mixed with practical guidance gleaned from years of witnessing hundreds of births in the hospital, home, and birth center settings. She aims to help her clients form a strong foundation so that they can let go and be truly present in each moment of the experience. You can follow Kate on Instagram @katydiddidit.